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Women of the Kakawin world : marriage and sexuality in the Indic courts of Java and Bali

Author: Helen Creese
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. ; London : M.E. Sharpe, ©2004.
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In this fascinating study the lives and mores of women in one of the least understood but most densely populated areas of the world are unveiled through the eyes of generations of court poets. For more than a millennium, the poets of the Indic courts of Java and Bali composed epic kakawin poems in which they recreated the court environment where they and their royal patrons lived. Major themes in this poetry form  Read more...
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Creese, Helen, 1955-
Women of the Kakawin world.
Armonk, N.Y. ; London : M.E. Sharpe, ©2004
(OCoLC)607569042
Online version:
Creese, Helen, 1955-
Women of the Kakawin world.
Armonk, N.Y. ; London : M.E. Sharpe, ©2004
(OCoLC)609217988
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Creese
ISBN: 0765601591 9780765601599 0765601605 9780765601605
OCLC Number: 54972942
Notes: "An East gate book."
Description: xiii, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Frameworks --
The Kakawin Genre --
Functions of Kakawin Poetry --
The Kakawin World --
Questions of History and Gender --
Fact and Fiction --
Like a Precious Jewel: Life at Court --
Within the Palace Walls --
Life Stages --
A Fitting Partner: Courtship and Betrothal --
Forms of Marriage in Kakawin --
Forms of Marriage in the Indic Courts --
The Relationships Between Spouses --
The Time Appointed: The Ceremonies of Marriage --
The Preparations --
The Wedding Rituals --
An Experience So Wondrous: Kakawin Sexuality --
The Consummation of the Union --
The Kraban Ceremonies --
Kakawin Sexuality --
Nothing Is More Virtuous: Death and Loyalty --
The Self-Immolation of Women in Kakawin --
Sati in Historical Perspective --
The Poetics of Control.
Responsibility: Helen Creese.
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